Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Zolas Announce New LP 'Come Back to Life', Stream "Yung Dicaprio"

Vancouver, BC indie rock/pop band The Zolas have announced the release of their new album 'Come Back to Life'.

Due out July 16 via through Light Organ Records, the album was written and recorded in BC, and is fuelled by 90s-era British rock / pop vibes, and infused with stories that touch on the personal to political.  

Come Back to Life is a testament to their creative output and drive for a fresh, forward-facing sound. With Come Back to Life The Zolas prove with that you can take a step back to move forward. Several years since the release of 2016’s radio-smashing, Juno-nominated breakthrough Swooner, the group was ready to start a new cycle and a new direction. The groups Zach Gray had just finished a long period of writing music for other people (including “L.A. Hallucinations” from Carly Rae Jepsen’s critically acclaimed album Emotion) and a co-writing trip in Europe with artists such as Starsailor’s James Walsh. Ready to get back to his bandmates he shares “in our jam space we started fucking around with this nostalgic vibe: like a warped memory of the Britpop music we obsessed over as kids but never got to make. Eventually it seemed obvious we had to follow that feeling and make an album of it. It was a spiritual thing to be in a dank room playing loud with our band again.” The end result is The Zola’s homage to Brit-pop.

Newly released single “Yung Dicaprio” is an ode to 1966’s Romeo + Juliet. In a statement regarding the single, Zolas frontman Zach Gray said:

Got obsessed with the Romeo + Juliet movie from 1996 and it coloured a lot of the new stuff we’ve been putting out. This track is about two people from opposite ends of the same sick world who find the antidote in one another. It reminded me of how new love and new music can save your life. That’s how Romeo + Juliet’s soundtrack made me feel, and that’s how you’re meant to feel listening to this. Nobody’s as cute as ’96 Leo but we all deserve to feel like it.

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to "Yung Dicaprio", below.

Come Back to Life tracklist:
01. Violence on This Planet
02. Yung Dicaprio
03. Miles Away
04. Reality Winner
05. Let It Scare You
06. Energy Czar
08. Another Dimension (ft. Cadence Weapon)
09. PrEP
11. Bombs Away (Bonus Deluxe Edition)
12. Ultra Marine (Bonus Deluxe Edition)
13. Come Back to Life (Bonus Deluxe Edition)

Watch the  clip below.


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New Entry: Wombo Premiere New Single "Situations"

Louisville, KY indie rock/post punk/psych band Wombo have premiered their new single "Situations".

The song is taken from their forthcoming EP 'Keesh Mountain', which will be available on may 28 through Fire Talk. Pre-order your copy here.

Take a listen below.

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Watch: The Bright Light Social Hour Air "Guillotine Billionaires/Responsibility"

Austin, TX mood punk/psych rock/cosmic band The Bright Light Social Hour have aired a video for their double single "Guillotine Billionaires/Responsibility".

Both tracks feature in their new release 'Enter Weed Martyr', out today (May 12). But it here.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: Brodka Unleashes New Single/Video "Hey Man"

Polish alt-pop artist Brodka has unleashed the video for her new single "Hey Man".

The song is taken from her upcoming new album 'BRUT', set to arrive on May 28 . Pre-order your copy here.

Recorded with Boxed In’s Oli Bayston (Kelly Lee Owens, Loyle Carner), BRUT finds Brodka blurring the boundaries between natural and synthetic sounds. Post-punk riffs, icy synths and the serrated, heavily-processed guitar sounds that slice through glittering electro-pop to bring an industrial edge to the brutalism-inspired vision.

Watch/listen below.

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Watch: Whispering Sons Drop New Single/Video "Heat"

Belgian post punk band Whispering Sons have dropped the video for their new single "Heat".

The song is taken from their sophomore album 'Several Others', set to be released on 18th June via [PIAS]. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.